Do you plan your trip to Thailand? Do you travel with senior citizens?
There might be some concern for thing to do , what to eat and where to go? Is it suite for them ? Will they like it? Is it too much for them ? I can help you design your Thailand travel trip suit for your family.
Who is Senior citizen or Elderly ?
I found many travel forums topic about the subject related to travel with senior citizen below.
So let’s identify about senior citizen.
I think age is not fully indicated that the person is old or not. It is more about health and physically fit more than age. Therefore, the suggestion sightseeing should match their needs.
I do not cover with the recommending hotel to stay. It will be too board topic and if I talk about it. This article will be too long. Never know , I may talk about it some day.
8-12 days could cover your visit to main destination for visitors who want to visit Bangkok, Chiang mai and beach town. Spending time 5-8 days to visit cultural destination such as Bangkok and Chiang mai.
Then extend your stay on the beach for 4-5 days is a nice for vacation. I recommend to visit Samui and Krabi.
Cultural Destination and highlight of each place
Bangkok is the Thailand capital for over 200 years. Now, this metropolitan has visitors from around the world come to enjoy nightlife, bustling city color and bargaining praising for lot of shopping. Many people perceive Bangkok as a city of contrast with action in every turn. I could not say enough for the city I live it. Let’s check what activity and place for visit for your Thailand vacation with your senior parent.
Marvel at gleaming temple & Palace
There are over 400 temples in this town. Local people from history till now has spent lot of money to invest on their believe and faith in temples.
I do not recommend the Grand Palace due to long walk and very busy all day long. However, if your parent can go slow and be able to walk , you can plan for a half day trip to see the beauty of the Grand Palace.
There are so many good places for fine dine.
There are reviews in trip advisor. Every 5 star hotel has a nice setting and chef’s menu. Check it out there and keep me post if you find anything interesting.
Wat Chai wattanaram
Female love shopping – beside get things for themselves it is shown buying power too. Here is a nice place to enjoy shopping
This mountain town found in 1296 and a capital of Lanna Kingdom, the most northern city of Thailand. This is one of the best cultural rich, religious center, colorful hill tribes, and a paradise for shoppers and fun adventure.
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep : The royal temple located on the top of the mountain and provides excellent views and photo opportunities of the city.
If you are Buddhism, this is a highly recommended place to visit. You can bring your parent to visit early morning or late evening for listening to Buddhist monk chanting and process the ritual. It is a blessed day to start or ended the day.
Wat Suandok : The temple is a medical center. Beside enjoying sightseeing around, siting and chatting with Buddhist monk to learn about Buddhist monk lively hood to understand the philosophy too.
Food & Market
Kaad Warorot is one on the biggest market that you parent could shop and buy local product back home or test some local food which is totally enjoyable to get into the food culture of Chiang mai.
Take Cooking class : some place such as Thai farm you could go access the real farm which started combining with select Thai cooking ingredient in the market
Lanna Home Host cooking : experience authentic Lanna cuisine, cooking with family and go to garden for hand pick fresh vegetation and fruit. This herbs is main ingredient for cooking.
Fun things to do in Chiang mai with your family member
Riding on the trishaw
Going to visit local market and temple by the trishaw has a lot of advantages such seeing Chiang mai closer since it slow. Going to visit small temples and local market easily.
Visit Thai elephant cares for learning about old elephant and help them for bathing them on the river. This is highly recommended activity for half day.
Lampang horse ride : Go to Lampang pony welfare foundation. Join hop and hop of riding with a pony which has the same breed as Genghis Khan period.
Hill tribe visit : Visit Baan tong luang for walking around the hill tribe village .
Relaxing at Spa at Peak massage
Stop by for rejuvenate in a serene and spacious atmosphere. Spa service is included hot stone massage, traditional Thai spa, and oil massage.
The restaurant has a beautiful setting with very nice gardens. The venue is 5 star and the food is excellent service prompt responding.
The restaurant serves traditional Thai food with some little of modern twists. The food taste is as local people like. They also have some other Asian and westerner dishes.
This place is served fusion & Asian Foods which has Thai, Japanese, Chef table, Wine , Beer & Cocktails café
The food was very artfully presented in a very nice environment. You can order ala carte or go with a chef table menu which is more varieties.
If you are looking for personal touch service and excellent ambience, this is a perfect place. The atmosphere is perfect décor with piano soft played music and also impeccable service attention to detail.
Recommended menu is included pumpkin soup, beef cheek, Tasmanian and sticky toffee pudding. The food is outstanding in terms of ingredients, quality of cooking and presentation.
The river market : The restaurant is in a nice setting on the bank of the river near the Iron bridge. The restaurant serves Thai food and international and sales it mid range price. Chiang mai food that you may try is included Sai U (Chiang mai sausage), Khao soi , chicken curry rolls.
They serve traditional Lanna food that you may know this menu before such as
Pak Cheang Da Padkai
Yumpakchee ( mixed cilantro salad )
The local restaurant near airport serves traditional Lanna food such as Keng Ho , Keang Nor Mai (baam boo soup) , Keang Kea Moo ,
Restaurant is on the river with a lovely meal and serve traditional Thai food . In the evening, it is nice to have yummy food and listen to nice music along.
This is a small local restaurant in the city center which serves local food.
They serve good food in big portion and price is mid range charge. Try fish (tilapia) in tamarind sauces and somtam fruit which has various kinds of fruit.
I hope this article could help you get better idea of planning a trip to Thailand. Keep me post if there are any suggestion or something that you think it is missing. I happy to modify it.